In an unexpected announcement, Jose Manuel Moreno reports that Real Madrid will formally promote promising attacker Alvaro Rodriguez from the Castilla team to the team team next season. Those within the club believe the 18-year-old youth ace has a promising future. Rodriguez has seven goals and two assists in 23 league games for Raul Gonzalez’s Castilla this season. The Uruguayan prospect’s efforts for the squad earned him a berth on Carlo Ancelotti’s first-team roster. Moreover he made an impact in the handful of chances that have come his way.
Alvaro Rodriguez might be promoted to Real Madrid first-team
Rodriguez has scored and assisted one goal in five La Liga outings and has not appeared out of place at the highest level of football. Manager Carlo Ancelotti has already praised the 18-year-old attacker and hinted that he could break into the first-team next season. And, according to the aforementioned source, that is exactly what will happen, with Rodriguez poised to be promoted to the first-team squad starting next season. It is a crucial move for Real Madrid, who have battled with a lack of options behind captain Karim Benzema this season. Real Madrid boss is optimistic about the youngster’s performances.
For instance, Ancelotti elogized Rodriguez some months ago. Real Madrid Boss said: “He has shown all his quality. It is a special night for him and for us because we are beginning to realise that he will be useful in this part of the season.”
Mariano Diaz will become a free agent after his contract expires on June 30. However conflicting rumours are emerging regarding the Merengues’ hunt of a new striker for next season. Some speculate that Real Madrid could sign a great player this summer, such as Harry Kane or Dusan Vlahovic. Others believe they will go with a stopgap solution like Joselu before pushing for Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe next term.
In any case, Rodriguez is sure to see more first-team minutes at Real Madrid next season. He would benefit from frequent training and playing alongside Benzema and other senior players.
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